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School bus wreck leaves 7 students, driver hurt, Rowan-Salisbury Schools reports

Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials said those hurt faced non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon.

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A school bus driver suffering a medical emergency led to a crash that sent seven students to the hospital in Rowan County Tuesday, officials said. 

A representative for Rowan-Salisbury Schools told WCNC Charlotte the district was notified of a crash involving a bus along Jack Brown Road near Nicholas Run Road. The crash happened a few minutes before 4:30 p.m. The bus had students from West Rowan High School on board. 

The driver suffered a medical issue before crashing off the side of the road, according to officials. The driver and six students were released from the hospital. Another student remains hospitalized awaiting test results, the district said. 

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The district did not know exactly how many students were on board when the bus crashed. All eight people hurt in the crash are expected to make full recoveries.

Credit: WCNC Charlotte
Scene of bus crash in Rowan County, NC

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